During an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America Tuesday morning, Lady Antebellum announced that they will release their new studio album, Golden, on May 7. The project will reflect a more fun side of the group.
“This album feels to me like one of those that from start to finish could be a good road-trip record and that’s what we wanted,” Charles Kelley said. “It’s one of the reasons why the term ‘golden’ was kind of cool. I think about road trips and driving down the road with those little streaks of sunshine popping through the trees, especially at sunset. Golden…it just gives you this warm, easy feeling.”
“Writing and recording this record really took us back to when we first met each other,” Hillary Scott said. “When I first met the boys, we spent a lot of time around the piano at the house they lived in at the time. We didn’t really know each other at all, but there was still some magic and then the harmonies – that’s how it all started – that blend of our voices and that blend of our songwriting craft. So, it’s exciting that even on our fourth record, we can still find that.”
“The word ‘golden’ to me conjures up a lot of pictures,” Dave Haywood said. “In the title track, it depicts driving down the road at sunset but, to me, it also depicts a special time in our career…a ‘golden,’ special time for us. We definitely want to value this time in our careers because it’s such a treasure that we can still sit in a room and write songs together. I personally feel so humbled to still be making records that people are excited to hear.”
“Downtown,” the album’s lead single, is already in the Top 20 at country radio and climbing. Listen to the catchy new track here.